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This course teaches you the fundamentals of EVM so you can understand how to establish an effective project baseline & monitor project progress against known expectations.

  • Course Start Date: Mar. 19
  • Location: Virtual (Map)
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Note on end times)
  • Please Note: End Times are approximate and depend
    on the number or students and pace of the class.
    It is important to allow for the class to run a little bit longer,
    or finish a little sooner, than expected.
  • Duration: 4 days
    12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Delivery Method(s):Virtual Instructor Led
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  • Discount Seats Available:2
  • Category:Fundamentals of Project Management

Course Outline
This course teaches you the fundamentals of EVM so you can understand how to establish an effective project baseline and monitor project progress against known expectations.

Learn how EVM is integrated throughout the project life cycle. Practice the activities you go through to establish an effective baseline. Identify the critical data points that must be collected to analyze project progress. Learn to conduct trend analysis, calculate actual cost, and accurately project final cost, schedule, and performance variances. Understand how change impacts EVM and how approved changes can impact your original baseline. Identify the stakeholders who would benefit from EVM data and learn effective communication methods. Finally, review the differences of EVM in a corporate and federal environment.

Students pursuing a university-recognized and/or accredited certificate in Canada or continuing education units in the US must attend at least 90% of class time, participate in class exercises and section-knowledge checks, and score at least 70% on an end-of-class, multiple-choice assessment.

What You'll Learn
  • Why EVM is important
  • Establishing and managing scope, schedule, and budget
  • Creating a reasonable baseline
  • Integrating project planning and EVM
  • Monitoring and controlling the baseline
  • Monitoring and controlling scope, schedule, and cost
  • Collecting and analyzing data
  • Forecasting final variances
  • Managing change and the impact to EVM
  • The difference between EVM in corporations and in the federal environment
Who Needs to Attend

Project managers, IT project managers, project coordinators, project analysts, project leaders, senior project managers, team leaders, product managers, and program managers.

Hands-On Exercises
  • Identify contract negotiation parameters
  • Create milestones and a performance measurement baseline
  • Measure progress
  • End-of-project reporting with scope changes
  • Scope analysis: prepare a work breakdown structure
  • Create a project schedule
  • Create CAPs for the project and prepare a budget estimate
  • Complete an earned value baseline
  • Monitor project performance
  • Prepare a status report
Course Outline

1. Introduction to Earned Value Management

  • The need for EVM
  • Project dilemma
  • The role of EVM: Monitoring projects
  • Project controls
  • Management by milestones
  • Characteristics of EVM
  • Milestones
  • Milestones as measures
  • EVM project planning
  • EVM terminology
  • EVM statistics
  • EVM data
  • Basic EVM terminology illustrated
  • Performance statistics
  • Forecasting
  • Management by exception
  • The value of earned value
2. History of EVM
  • A hundred years of evolution
  • Cost control for government
  • Limited adoption in private sector
  • A simpler version: EVMS
  • Back to basic earned value principles
3. Ingredients necessary for EVM
  • EVM planning overview
  • Management questions answered by EVM
  • EVM stages
  • Precision and rigor
  • Three-dimensional view of a project
4. Defining scope
  • Defining the work to be done
  • What's in and what's out
  • Work breakdown structure
  • Decomposition to work packages
  • Decomposition to task and activity
  • WBS terminology
  • WBS principles
5. Scheduling the project
  • Scope and then schedule
  • EVM scheduling requirements
  • Master schedule
  • Vertical integration
  • Horizontal integration
  • Example schedule
6. Integrating scope, schedule, and costs through CAPs
  • Control account plans
  • The role of CAPs
  • CAP ingredients
  • CAP size and number
  • The CAP rule
  • CAP example
  • What is left to complete a project plan?
7. Establishing an EV measurement baseline
  • EV measurement baseline
  • Questions answered by the baseline
  • Planning and measuring earned value
  • Establishing an EV measurement system
  • Considerations for choosing a measurement method
  • Methods used to plan and measure EV
  • Example CAP with EV measures
  • Project cost baseline
  • PMB components
  • Managing change
8. Monitoring performance against baseline
  • Monitoring starts at the task level
  • Trend indicator
  • Management by exception
  • Cost performance index
  • Using the CPI
  • Schedule performance index
  • Using the SPI
  • Cumulative vs. periodic data
9. Forecasting final cost and schedule results
  • Management with the headlights on
  • Factors determining project results
  • Statistical forecasts
  • Estimate at complete
  • To complete performance index
  • Schedule forecasting - EACt
10. EVM criteria review
  • EVM overview
  • Implementing EVM

Prerequisites & Certificates

- Project Management Fundamentals, IT Project Management, or Applied Project Management Boot Camp - Project Management Fundamentals (PM01) - IT Project Management (PM11) - Applied Project Management (PM08)

Certificates offered

- 21 PMI PDUs - 2.1 CEUs

Cancellation Policy
We require 16 calendar days notice to reschedule or cancel any registration. Failure to provide the required notification will result in 100% charge of the course. If a student does not attend a scheduled course without prior notification it will result in full forfeiture of the funds and no reschedule will be allowed. Within the required notification period, only student substitutions will be permitted.

Reschedules are permitted at anytime with 16 or more calendar days notice. Enrollments must be rescheduled within six months of the cancel date or funds on account will be forfeited.
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This is one of those courses similar to a number of them at Global Knowledge that could be done in 2 days or less. We spent about l50-60% of the time working on the exercises which is fine, however it would be more helpful if at least half of the exercises were done in the class by the instructor and work through rather than just showing an talking to the canned answers on the workbook. Also, I find it very cumbersome when Global Knowledge now provided one book (course materials & exercise workbook) in one. The entire class spent way to much time flipping back and forth between the course content & the workbook when we were doing the exercises, what a waste of time!
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